Project Pumpkin, an annual event sponsored by the Wake Forest University Volunteer Service Corps, will bring more than 1,200 disadvantaged children to campus from more than 35 agencies for an afternoon of Halloween fun on Thursday, Oct. 29. From 3-6 p.m., costumed student volunteers will escort each child through residence halls for trick-or-treating. More than 1,000 student organizations will sponsor carnival booths, face-painting, step shows, haunted houses and other entertainment.
Inti-illimani, one of South America’s major musical groups, will perform at Wake Forest at 8 p.m. in Wait Chapel on Friday, Oct. 30. Inti-illimani (Inte-E-gee-mane) started playing together in the 1960s and their music quickly became a vehicle of social and political expression. The eight-member group performs on more than 30 string, wind and percussion instruments. Their sound reflects Latin America’s musical roots from the indigenous cultures of Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and Argentina, but is also influenced by other countries and cultures. For information, call 758-5295. The media may shoot brief footage or take photographs of the group during a 6 p.m. sound check or the beginning of the concert.
Backed by a wide range of campus organizations, students are calling on the university community and others to gather in Wait Chapel on Thursday, Oct. 29, for a “Unite for Peace” vigil. The event, which will begin at 9 p.m., will feature musical performances by students–including the Wake Forest Gospel Choir–and remarks by students, faculty and staff. The vigil is intended to bring people together to take a stand for peace, according to student organizers, who were inspired by frequent news reports of intolerance and violence in the United States and elsewhere in the world. For assistance in contacting a student spokesperson, please call the News Service.
Negative political ads, such as those by Senate hopefuls John Edwards and Lauch Faircloth, do not necessarily help a campaign, said Allan Louden, an associate professor of communication who specializes in political advertising. “The sparring of ads becomes representative of the campaign-a surrogate for the real campaign,” he said. Rather than really understanding where a candidate stands on an issue, it’s easier for voters to buy into the labels espoused in political ads. Louden will be available for election day commentary.
John Bowmer, chief executive officer of a global employment service, Adecco SA, will present “Managing Human Resources in a Global Economy” from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Benson University Center’s Pugh Auditorium on Monday, Nov. 2. The free, public event is part of the Critical Issues in Business and Accountancy speaker series sponsored by Wake Forest’s Calloway School of Business and Accountancy.
Steven S. Reinemund, chairman and chief executive officer of the Frito-Lay Co., will discuss “The Essence of Leadership” at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5, in Benson University Center’s Pugh Auditorium. Reinemund’s talk will focus on the life of former PepsiCo Inc. executive Wayne Calloway. Frito-Lay is the worldwide packaged foods division of PepsiCo. Wayne Calloway’s career with PepsiCo spanned 31 years and he served as chairman and CEO from 1986 to 1996. Calloway died in July at the age of 62. The free and public event is part of the Critical Issues in Business and Accountancy speaker series sponsored by Wake Forest’s Calloway School of Business and Accountancy.
Marshall Goldman will present “Stealing the State: What Did Russia Do to Deserve This?” at 7:30 p.m. in the Annenberg Forum (Room 111) of Carswell Hall on Thursday, Nov. 5. Goldman, an internationally recognized authority on Russian economics, politics and environmental policy, is the Kathryn Wasserman Davis Professor of Russian Economics at Wellesley College and serves as the associate director of the Russian Research Center at Harvard University. Goldman’s discussion is part of the Year of Globalization and Diversity.
The new Information Systems Building will be dedicated at 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5. Located on Carroll Weathers Drive, behind the Worrell Professional Center, the building provides offices for the Information Systems staff (as well as offices and classrooms for the Army ROTC department). The building also houses Wake Forest’s International Center for Computer Enhanced Learning (ICCEL) and a food court. Top executives for a number of information technology companies-AMP Inc., Cabletron Systems, Cisco Systems, and others-will attend the dedication. Tours and a reception will follow the dedication.
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